VOCIER’s C38 carry-on won a 2015 IF Design award. Here’s why: it unzips & unfolds to an upright position, making it ideal for traveling with suits. The patented Zero-Crease system eliminates wrinkles. It is made of Italian leather, ultralight aluminum, & black canvas.
Heavy-duty construction and a depth of 34-inches makes the Land + Sea Duffle Pack a great choice if you’re an over-packer. The bag loads from the top & also offers front access to its cavernous interior with dual zippers plus leather trims, nylon webbing straps & a tough, reinforced bottom.
North St. Bags is based in Portland, Oregon, one of America’s friendliest cities for bike commuting. Their Route Nine Convertible is a versatile, top-loading 17.5 liter pack that does double duty, converting from a sturdy pannier to comfortable sling-style backpack & features a waterproof liner, internal pockets, and reflective trims for safety.
Utah-based Cotopaxi makes premium outdoor apparel & packs featuring both classic & cutting edge designs. What sets them apart is their charitable outreach. Each product they make is linked to a specific charity that receives a portion of proceeds from sales. The 16L minimalist Inca pack is a small, technical daypack fit for a variety of activities & each one sold benefits the María Imaculada Orphanage near Tupiza, Bolivia.
The Gen multi-purpose bag blends a briefcase design with tactical, military-inspired function. It features dual-zip, top-load entry, a padded shoulder strap, laptop storage, a 3-channel interior organizer, & an adjustable pistol sleeve.
Designed for the demands of the serious fisherman, Fishpond’s Yellowstone Duffel is a voluminous carryall that features a bottom vented compartment for wader storage and a large main compartment that will keep everything else dry. It also features rod tube straps for carrying your rods & gear in one tough, over-the-shoulder weekender bag.
Easy portability is what makes IceMule Coolers cooler. Instead of dragging a big plastic box behind you on a set of little plastic wheels, IceMule coolers are designed as a backpack. Built like a dry bag, they are constructed with 1000 denier tarpaulin fabric featuring leak-proof sealed seams & keep contents cold for 24 hours. Available in sizes from 20-40 liters.
The Six Pack Tote is a neoprene tote that carries 6 bottled beverages. Unlike the cardboard 6-pack carrier the drinks came in, this one isn’t plastered with beer logos so it’s easier to carry into places you know you shouldn’t.
Zippers were invented in the 1800s, time to update. This luggage features a fast, not-going-to-blow-open zipperless design. It is also GPS-enabled so you can track it while you travel. The carry-on size features USB charging with a rechargeable battery pack and all Trunkster luggage comes with a 5-year warranty. Another funded Kickstarter project.
Made of tough, #10 waxed canvas, this rolltop duffel from San Francisco-based Modern Industry features waterproof zippers, Horween leather handles, and a compression strap with a Raptor buckle.